Paris & Lindsay: anyone for a goodie bag?
It's fashion's dirty little secret; pretend stars are so enamoured of the sartorial talents of the major labels that they're practically fighting to sit on the front row at fashion week. In reality, so dependent are they on celeb endorsement that brands will pay thousands to guarantee that big stars show up.
Website fashionista.com reveals, through its secret industry sources, how much the big labels will pay the celebrities du jour to sit and preen on their front row. The list makes fascinating, if rather upsetting reading: Rihanna and Beyonce make a cool $100 000 to sit down for a couple of hours, and watch pretty ladies walk past them. Unfair! The rundown also demonstrates (as if we needed evidence) the fickle world of showbiz – poor Lindsay and Paris, this must make pretty embarassing reading...
Rihanna ($100,000 or more)
Olsen Twins ($80,000 each)
Julianne Moore ($60,000)
Maggie Gyllanhaal ($60,000)
Chloe Sevigny ($60,000 or more)
Jennifer Lopez (circa 2005: $80,000; circa 2010: $30,000)
Lindsay Lohan (circa 2006: $60,000; circa 2010: UNINVITED)
Colin Firth (pre-A Single Man: $5,000; post-A Single Man: $15,000)
Blake Lively ($50,000)
Leighton Meester ($40,000)
Hilary Duff ($40,000)
Other Gossip Girl cast members ($25,000 a piece)
Jared Leto ($25,000)
Clive Owen ($10,000)
Kristen Bell (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)
Kim Kardashian ($35,000-$50,000)
Amanda Bynes ($25,000-$30,000)
Eliza Dushku (unpaid, but airfare, makeup and clothing are taken care of)
Paris Hilton (free or uninvited)
Jersey Shore cast (uninvited)
America's Next Top Model Winners (free)